Athletics Weekly October 2021 (published: 08/10/2021) October 2021

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Athletics Weekly October 2021


8          Picture this – Diamond League winners

10        Latest news from the world of athletics

11        Cross country competition makes a return

12        Lemma and Jepkosgei lead the way at the London Marathon

16        Great runs from McColgan and Scott 

18        New UKA chair Ian Beattie explains why he wants to take on a significant challenge


Out of the darkness

20        How can the mistakes of the past be avoided when it comes to tackling abuse in  athletics?


The fight against racism

26        In Black History Month, Jazmin Sawyers questions if progress has really been made 


The DSD dilemma

28        Francine Niyonsaba's performances are proving a point but will they help her career?


A man of wise words

32        Jason Henderson pays tribute to former AW editor Mel Watman


Chasing Bolt

36        Yohan Blake assesses which sprinters might come closest to catching the superstar


My Greatest Race 

42        Charlie Spedding recalls his medal-winning marathon performance of 1984


Who's the Greatest?  

44        Steve Smythe selects the finest female distance runner of all time 



48        Liz McColgan-Nuttall answers your questions



50        Taking a leap forward in Tokyo

52        Dan Greaves on making history and seeing standards rise across para sport 

56        Swiss star Marcel Hug looks back on what it took to win four gold medals

58        Libby Clegg talks about learning to cope with success and bowing out with podium moment


The Chopra effect 

62        How big an impact has Neeraj Chopra's Olympic javelin gold made in India?


Promising signs 

70        The first National Athletics League suggests it is an event with real potential

Me and my club  

72        Kate Avery outlines how Shildon Running and Athletics Club set her on her way



74        The latest news and research

76        How They Train – Harry Aikines-Aryeetey

78        Coaching advice on tackling athletes' obsession with technology

80  What to do when coming back from Covid

84        Physio Paul Hobrough explains why making  technique changes should take time

86        Paul Freary assesses the latest running footwear options



90  Round-up of the last month's action


Closing stretch

94  A Lap With... Daryll Neita

95  Test your knowledge with our quiz

96  Have Your Say: readers' letters

98  Dip Finish

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